January 17, 2014
Bankers may say that M&A volumes were soft last year. But even so, there were several highlights, including groundbreaking cross-border deals. Credit Suisse has been at the forefront of many of these transactions.
Deals and fees both fell in 2013, driven by tough markets in Brazil and a global environment where growth expectations were mostly poor, talk of US monetary policy changes were making markets nervous, and other international events added to uncertainties.
There were 1,665 M&A deals involving LatAm parties announced between January and late November 2013. They were worth $131.87 billion, according to Dealogic – down from the same period in 2012, when $212.61 billion arose from 1,
The Swiss bank worked on several notable deals in an otherwise quiet year, but it expects mergers and acquisitions to increase in 2014